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Planes: Fire and Rescue – The Art of Story {and learning to draw dipper} #FireAndRescueEvent

Planes: Fire and Rescue – The Art of Story {and learning to draw dipper} #FireAndRescueEvent

I recently had the amazing opportunity to fly to LA and meet with several people that work behind the scenes on the Planes movies.  Two of the {talented and amazing} artists we were able to meet with and learn about The Art of Story for Planes: Fire and Rescue were Art Hernandez and Lawrence Gong. I was also able to meet Art on my last trip out for Planes. It was very fun meeting him again and talking to both of them about The Art of Story and how it came about for Planes: Fire and Rescue.

Planes: Fire and Rescue - The Art of Story {and learning to draw dipper} #FireAndRescueEvent

I was one of the first people to see the finished version of the Fire: Planes and Rescue movie. It was SO GOOD! I can’t wait to see it again next month with my kiddos. From beginning to end this movie has your attention, puts you on the edge of your seat and has you laughing. I really enjoyed the movie, and that made it even better to be able to meet with the Head of Story (Art) and a Story Artist (Lawrence).

We were able to listen to them talk about how they came up with the story and the characters – and the process for creating the scenes from the movies. It was very cool. I love how much creative freedom they give their artists and how it all came together the way it did. Once the script was written they give it to the artists. Several artists are given different sections and they draw out their scene. They collaborate and find out what is working and what needed to be changed – and go “back to the drawing board” to fix and update.

Planes: Fire and Rescue - The Art of Story {and learning to draw dipper} #FireAndRescueEvent

Art Hernandez and Lawrence Gong

While we were there we were able to get a drawing lesson from Art. He took us step by step through how to draw Dipper (played by Julie Bowen). This was a little challenging – but all in all a lot of fun.  Dipper is a new character that you will meet in Planes: Fire and Rescue and her and Dusty develop a fun relationship in the movie. I loved watching him draw it using his computer.  (of course we used pencil and paper – but when they create the movie -they do it all digitally with computers now. HOW COOL IS THAT?!)

Planes: Fire and Rescue - The Art of Story {and learning to draw dipper} #FireAndRescueEvent

Learning how to draw Dipper

We learned a lot about what goes into making the story. They said that if it doesn’t do it in real life – then it doesn’t do it in the movie. So their wings won’t wave – because wing on (real) planes don’t wave. There are only really three things that they have to “work” with on these characters to bring them each to life  and that was the Suspension, the Eyes, and the Mouth.  I was amazed at how much they did with just those three things.

Planes: Fire and Rescue - The Art of Story {and learning to draw dipper} #FireAndRescueEvent

 

Planes: Fire and Rescue - The Art of Story {and learning to draw dipper} #FireAndRescueEvent

My rendition of Dipper from Planes: Fire and Rescue

What do you think? Something my kids will like anyways right? 😉

Planes: Fire and Rescue - The Art of Story {and learning to draw dipper} #FireAndRescueEvent

My finished product – Dipper from Planes: Fire and Rescue

This was such an amazing experience.

You can also print out these fun Planes: Fire and Rescue Games and Activity Sheets for your kids!
Download Print & play Activities

Watch the trailer:

 PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE opens in theaters on July 18, 2014!

Planes: Fire and Rescue - The Art of Story {and learning to draw dipper} #FireAndRescueEvent

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Disclosure: The trip was sponsored by Disney and all posts I do on behalf of the trip are part of that sponsorship. However, all opinions are my own and they are not affected by that. I will only share information that I believe will be beneficial to my readers.

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Family Travel Blogger

Friday 13th of June 2014

So jealous - of the experience and your drawing skills! I can not draw to save my life.

Lisa

Friday 13th of June 2014

I remember being their the last time with you. SO many talented people in that building and such an amazing experience. My Dusty is hanging on my wall above my desk! :)

Beeb Ashcroft

Friday 13th of June 2014

SO neat! I love watching behind-the-scenes making of films because it's fascinating to me to see how the technical process works. How fun that you got to draw your own character - very nice! :)

Rebecca Swenor

Friday 13th of June 2014

I love watching these movies. I know I am not the only adult that does. :) Can't wait to see it and thanks for sharing.

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